I have such a feeling of heaviness and dull anxiety due to what happened this weekend. On Sat. night I sat down to nurse my daughter before she went down for the night and I didn't have any milk! I tried to hand express and it would only come to the surface and not spray out! My daughter was confused, upset and frustrated. I was panicing! I tried the other breast but same thing! I ended up giving her a bottle of frozen breast milk. Since last night I have been so sad and anxious at each feeding which I'm sure doesn't help things!
This is our schedule that we have followed for the past month or more. By the way, my daugheter is almost 4 months old. I nurse and pump when she wakes any time between 6a and 7a. I send a bottle of breast milk for a "snack" to her daycare to be given between 8:30 and 9a. 2-3 times a week I find time to pump around that time at work. I nurse her at daycare at 11a and 2p. I nurse her at 5p and then again before bed. Up until last week she was getting up 1-2 times a night to nurse but now is sleeping until about 5-5:30 at which time I nurse and pump as well.
Last night, after that happened, I decided that I needed to take some steps to get my milk supply up. So I pumped at 10p, I yeilded about 5 oz combined both breasts (pretty normal for me). She then woke at 11:30, for some reason, and I was able to nurse her then (letting down 3-4 times). Today, she has nursed on schedule but has nursed for 30-50 mins each time!!!
I don't know if she isn't getting enough, if she is just doing that thing that babies do to get the supply up since she is getting bigger/older or what...
Nursing went pretty well, except for the length of time, today. Just once or twice was she a little fussy until I let down. I don't know if she is getting inpatient with my let down.
anyway, sorry so long I"m just real concerned. I am committed to breastfeeding and want to raise my daughter on breastmilk exclusively!!! Any thoughts, advice or support?